Integrated Lecture "Kognitive Algorithmen"
Computer programs can learn useful cognitive skills. This integrated lecture tries to communicate an intuitive understanding of elementary concepts in machine learning and their application on real data with a special focus on methods that are simple to implement. We recommend the "Machine Learning 1" lecture or the "Machine learning lab course" for a more advanced treatment (this course is not a prerequisite).
We will alternated a lecture and a practice session. In the practice session students will implement and apply machine learning algorithms on real data in Python.
Thursday, 10:00 - 12:00, 16.04.2015 - 16.07.2015
We will cover (among other things)
- Supervised learning (linear regression techniques, linear classification, kernel based regression, neural networks)
- Unsupervised Learning (Principal Component Analysis, Clustering)
- Model Selection
More information can be found on the ISIS Website.
All exercice sheets, the slides and recommended literature will be in English. However, the lecture and exercise sessions will be conducted in German.
The following are prerequisites are helpful for taking the course:
- Basic knowledge in linear algebra and calculus
- Basic programming knowledge, programming in Python
The integrated lecture is the compulsory part of the B.Sc. module "Kognitive Algorithmen" in Computer Science. This "Kognitive Algorihtmen" module is a 6 ECTS/SP module, and consists of
- The compulsory integrated lecture (2 SWS / 3 SP / 3 ECTS), and
An elective (2 SWS / 3 SP / 3 ECTS): a Math refresher course, an introduction to python programming or a seminar ("Applications of Cognitive Algorithms") for a more in-depth treatment of selected applications.
The grade will be determined in a written exam at the end of the semester. The grades of the elective will not count towards the grade of the entire module.